One of the three rules for living a Holy Life as set forth by John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, is
Do good, “of every possible sort, and as far as possible, to all”
As such, we, the congregation of the First United Methodist Church, engage in concrete actions that make the community a more just and loving place. We feed the hungry, support mission projects, offer comfort and feed those who are suffering, and encourage everyone to participate in actions that protect God’s creation. Our current missions are below:
United Women in Faith (UWF) has helped fund microloans through Kiva. Kiva crowdsources loans to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. UMW supports women owned businesses, and reinvests all repaid loans into new businesses.
United Women in Faith (UWF) supports a female, 9th grade student with tuition, books, and uniform at Padhar School in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Feeding America Foodbank
This church and our United Women in Faith (UWF) support Feeding America, Riverside. This is the largest food bank in the Inland Empire, serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Feeding America provides food to food banks who then distribute the food in their local area.
Church and Society
The Church and Society (Missions) group seeks to engage the congregation in concrete actions that make the community a more just and loving place. We seek to:
- Feed the hungry
- Welcome the stranger
- Advocate for the oppressed
- Protect God’s creation.
Current partners include Path of Life Ministry, the Trevor Project, Heifer International, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Guardian Scholars, THRIVE, the HOPE room at Wesley UMC of Riverside and Feeding America, among many others. We organize an Alternative Gift Fair each year to raise money for good causes. We invite you to join us as we serve as the working hands and dancing feet of our Lord in the world.